"Outstanding Formative Assessment
serves as a valuable resource for K-12 educators.
Shirley Clarke’s approach to the book describes a
framework for effectively integrating the formative
process at the classroom level. The author provides
the necessary background information, numerous
examples of teacher tested strategies for
implementing the framework across a range of grade
levels and content areas, and QR codes that access
video clips of what the ideas shared in the book
look like in practice. The author includes examples
of strategies from her recent work in the US and in
University of Kentucky
College of Education
Director of the Partnership Institute for
Math and Science Education Reform
Core sections of
- Helps teachers create an
environment for pupils to be active learners,
constant reviewers and self-assessors.
- Ensures teachers start and finish
lessons effectively by initially establishing
students' prior knowledge and capturing their
interest and finally encouraging pupil
reflection to find out what has been learned and
what still needs to be developed.
- Develops learning by helping
students articulate their understanding and
focusing on constant review and improvement.
- Focuses on whole-school
development including lesson study, assessment
policies and stories from outstanding schools.